Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Chipster-Topped Brownies (TWD)


This week's Tuesdays with Dorie (TWD) recipe was chosen by Beth of Supplicious: Chipster-Topped Brownies. They are Dorie's brilliant idea to put a layer of chocolate chip cookie dough on top of a layer of brownies. Why haven't I seen this concept before?!


There was a lot of chatter about the recipe this week. Some had issues w/the raw cookie dough sinking into the brownie layer - I seemed to avoid this by dropping very small amounts at a time. There was also mention of the cookie layer browning and finishing cooking before the bottom brownie layer. Some pre-baked the brownie layer for a few minutes before adding the cookie dough and baking the two layers together. I considered doing that, but then decided to just make the recipe as written because if the brownie layer needed to be pre-baked, wouldn't Dorie have discovered that in her test kitchen?


So I decided to bake the brownies for the full 55 minutes to make sure the brownie layer wasn't undercooked. To avoid burning the cookie layer, I covered it with foil after 40 minutes in the oven. I probably should have done so at the 30 minute mark, but lost track of time. Still, this seemed to do the trick because my brownie layer was moist and chocolatey and my cookie layer was golden brown and crunchy.


To say that these brownies were good is an understatement. We loved them and my husband said they were one of the best things I have ever baked. I am not sure how they taste with the bittersweet chocolate, but I thought they were great with the semisweet chocolate I substituted. I loved these and will definitely be making them again.


Thanks Beth, for choosing this recipe - I am not sure how I missed this recipe in all the times I have flipped through the book, but I am so glad you pointed me towards it! If you would like the recipe, you can find it here. Make sure you visit the TWD Blogroll to see what everyone else thought about this awesome cookie/brownie combination.

* Recipes notes:
- I used 9 oz of semisweet chocolate chips in place of the 6 oz bittersweet and 3 oz of unsweetened chocolate.
- I omitted the walnuts from my brownie layer.
- I had to place a foil tent over my brownies about 40 minutes into baking to prevent the cookie layer from over browning, but I would recommend adding it at 30 minutes.
- I had to bake my brownies for the full 55 minutes before they were done.
- For more tips, click here.

33 comments:

  1. Geez... those look gooey, chewey, creamy and totally out of this world!
    That was wise to cover them... and even wiser to bake them the maximum time.

    Perfect! ...I'm glad you enjoyed them!

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  2. I used semi-sweet too and I was really happy with the results. These were truly a decadent treat. Yours look terrific.

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  3. Yours look GREAT! I'm glad you all LOVED them. I did like them, but they are almost too much. Mine seemed a little gooey, but that seems to be how everyone's turned out, so maybe that's what Dorie was going for. Your recipes and photos always look really good!

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  4. These look and sound amazing! *runs off to bookmark in BFMHTY*

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  5. they look amazing! i loved them, too!

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  6. they look DECADENT! cookie dough+brownie=double gooey goodness :)

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  7. I tried this recipe and it is absolutely delicous . Thanks for the great recipe.

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  8. That top crunchy cookie layer looks divine. I like the contrast in textures, mmmm!

    Your photos are terrific! Often anything brown just doesn't come across as yummy as it truly is.
    ~ingrid

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  9. Those look amazing! I probably should have tented mine with foil, but the cookies just turned out more like a crust. I will definitely do it that way next time!!

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  10. Im glad you liked them, they look great! I had to use a foil tent too and I only baked them for 55 min. I have to say I did not lOVE these but they were a blast to make!

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  11. These look super-appetizing. And now, I'm proud to say I understood what you meant when you said you used a foil tent :) Thanks.

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  12. I made these once before but yours look MUCH better than mine did!

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  13. Your brownies look wonderful! I'm glad they were a success for you!

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  14. OMG, your brownies look amazing! The brownie layer looks soo fudgey and the cookie layer looks just perfect!

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  15. Aren't these the best treats! Your photos look lovely. Glad you enjoyed.

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  16. So good.

    So rich.

    Mine were gooey.

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  17. I've been seeing everyone post about this recipe and the more I see it the more I want to try it. These are my hubbys two favorites so why not?!

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  18. Gorgeous! I agree - why didn't I think of this wonderful idea? At least someone did though, and was kind enough to share :)

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  19. I was crazy about this recipe too! I was also lucky and didn't have any problems during baking. Your pictures are beautiful!

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  20. Your brownies look great! My were crackly on the top like yours, too. Good thinking to tent it with foil. I didn't do that and it was hard to get the brownies baked enough without completely over baking the top layer. They still taste good.

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  21. Your brownies look fabulous and it sounds like they were a super-hit! I had the same debate about baking the brownie layer before adding the cookie dough and concluded the same thing you did. But if I make them again, I may try it, since mine were a bit gooey.

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  22. that IS a great idea, but i have enough trouble with cookie dough as it is. what's my trouble, you ask? it ends up in my belly before i can bake it off. :)

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  23. Those look soooo good.

    I also used semi-sweet, and it was almost tooo sweet. But they were good.

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  24. These look beyond amazing!!! That is the best idea...cookie and brownie together! I am making these this weekend! Thxs

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  25. Those look really yummy! I particularly like that crispy top!

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  26. Yum. It looks like these turned out great for you!

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  27. Oh wow, yours look perfect! Nice job. I was definitely one of the people who had problems with the cookie dough sinking into the brownie batter.

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  28. Wow Jaime those look so delicious. I haven't made mine just yet as I had a project for a friend's daughter's graduation party which I baked for over the holiday. My ovens were screaming bloody murder. he he he Can't wait though. Perfecto!
    AmyRuth

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  29. Yours turned out absolutely perfect! I had a bit of a air pocket under my cookie layer.

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  30. Ooo, I'm so glad you loved these. They look absolutely sensational. Man oh man, I love the idea of combining two of my favorite desserts. This was a great TWD choice!

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  31. These look perfect. Both layers look very tasty!

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  32. Wow, yours looks soooo good, pefectly cooked.

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  33. I haven't made these yet. I need to, they look fantastic!

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